eNotes@CSI - Employee Newsletter: Week of January 20, 2015

Week of January 20, 2015

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Table of Contents

News and Information
Recycle Your Batteries
CSI Career and Counseling Services
PACE Employee of the Year Winners
Let Your Students Know...Evening Child Care is Available!
Perks Books Still Avialable
Career Exploration for Students
Congrats to Amy Rice Doetsch

Events and Action Items
Girl Scout Cookies
Free Application Day
Brown Bag Information
Disney on Ice-FROZEN Tickets
Let's Dance Movement Class

Let's Boost Enrollment!
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Remaining struggling classes, please help get them filled!
COMM 140 Digital Communications
HORT 132 CAD for Landscape
WELD S004 or S005 Welding Classes
PHYA 134 Crosstraining
PHIL 202 Ethics
Lose Big! Win Big!
BIOL/ENGL 210 Science, Literature, and the Environment

Employee Wellness & Preparedness
Door Prize Winners from Chapel & Relaxation Center Activities
5 Secrets to a Happy Retirement
5 Healthy Eating Habits to Adopt This Year

Recyle Your Batteries

One of the many Sustainable practices CSI participates in is the recycling of used household batteries.  Last semester CSI recycled 295 pounds of household batteries bringing the total for 2014 to 543 pounds.  Thank you for keeping these out of the landfill. The CSI Sustainability Council reminds you that you may participate in this battery recycling effort by placing them in inter-office mail and writing “Batteries” on the envelope.  CSI also recycles dead pens.  There are numerous dead pen collection boxes around campus.  If you cannot locate one, send your dead pens via interoffice mail to Sarah Harris or Randy Smith. Continue to use the many recycling bins located all over campus for your plastic, aluminum, tin, paper and plastic film items. Please encourage your students to recycle as well.   More 2014 recycling totals will be announced in upcoming Enotes.  Make it a great first week of classes.

Randy Smith
Professor, Biology Department
rsmith@csi.edu | 732-6817

CSI Career and Counseling Services

We’ll come to your class and give a 5-minute overview of the services we offer students: career exploration, job search assistance, help with test anxiety, resources for single parents and students in non-traditional occupations by gender, and professional counseling. OR, we’ll give a 50-minute presentation on any of these topics:

Bystander Intervention (knowing how to help when something doesn’t seem right)
Gender Equity in the Workplace
Crucial Conversations (tools for talking when stakes are high)
Stress Management

Even if it’s short notice, give us a call!

Kate Woods
Career and Counseling Services Coordinator
kwoods@csi.edu | 732-6303

PACE Employee of the Year Winners

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2014 Pace Employee of the Year Awards


Congratulations to Merry Olson our PACE Employee of the Year Award for Professional
Employees and congratulations to Dawn Wendland our PACE Employee of the Year
Award for Classified Employees!

We appreciate all of the hard work and effort that you have portrayed through your
diligence at CSI.

Let Your Students Know...Evening Child Care is Available!

http://9pixs.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/kids-clip-art_1404136784.jpgDays of Operation: Monday-Thursday
Hours of Operation: 5:30-10:00 pm
Serving Children: 2.5-5 yrs of age
Cost: Max of $80/month
(with scholarship award)
Semester Begins: January 20th, 2015
Semester Ends: May 14th, 2015

The Center follows the calendar of the College of Southern Idaho. When CSI classes are not in session, the center will be closed.

The Child Care Center, evening hours care program, is designed to meet the developmental needs of young children 2 ½ through five years of age. The center provides experiences that enrich and enhance each child’s cognitive, language, social, emotional, physical, and creative development.  Within the program’s schedule, each child has opportunities to create, explore the environment, learn problem-solving techniques, develop personal interaction skills, and learn concepts through firsthand experiences. Children develop a positive self-concept through a balance of self-and teacher-directed activities. 

Please contact Jennifer Patterson for a scholarship application.

Jennifer Patterson
ECE Child Care Labs Coordinator
jpatterson@csi.edu | 732-6645

Perks Books are Still Available

If you missed the CSI PACE Holiday Luncheon before break you can still pick up your perks book. Please contact or visit Tina Standlee in the Taylor Building Business Office
to get yours.

Tina Standlee
Accountant
tstandlee@csi.edu | 732-6205

Career Exploration Resource for Students

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MyPlan.com is a great career exploration resource for our students, and it’s free!  The new license code for 2015 is: 94KJTTPB.  If you would like a supply of bookmarks to give to students, or an electronic copy you can email to students, please contact Kate Woods or Merry Olson.

Kate Woods
Career and Counseling Services Coordinator
kwoods@csi.edu | 732-6303

Congrats to Amy Rice Doetsch

Congratulations to Amy Rice Doetsch, Ph.D for for earning the IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence!
















Girl Scout Cookies

It is hard to believe that it's time for Girl Scout Cookies again!  If you are interested in ordering please ask around campus as there are many employee's children who are selling them. Pre-order will go until Feb. 1st and here is a link telling about the cookie varieties: http://girlscouts-ssc.org/cookies/cookie-varieties-recipes/. Cookies are $4.00
per box and come in the following flavors:

Thin Mints
Samoas
Trefoils
Dosidoes
Rah Rah Raisins
Tagalons
Savannah Smiles

Free Application Day
























Lesa Wagner
Assistant Director, ISU-Twin Falls
Higher Education Center
wagnlesa@isu.edu | 208-933-2302

Brown Bag Information

Wednesday, January 21, we will be holding a Brown Bag at 12:00 pm in Hepworth 176. Please expect an open forum and a presentation for Janet Miligan.

ALSO...

Breakfast Club (Brown Bag for morning people)
Would you like to meet at  8 am or 9 am on Friday mornings? Click on this survey link and tell me yes/no for those times. If Friday morning at 8 or 9 doesn't work for you, then don't do the survey, please. http://survey.csi.edu/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=l451988

Evin Fox, Ph.D.
Professor, Early Childhood Education
efox@csi.edu | 732-6872

Disney on Ice-FROZEN Tickets

Did you know we can get discounted Taco Bell Arena tickets? Disney on Ice FROZEN is now available. Your little one will love you forever, tickets start at just $25.

Purchase now using "VENUE" as the Offer Promotion Code:

http://tacobellarena.com/2015/presale/

Kimberlee Lapray
Public Information Specialist
klapray@csi.edu | 732-6299


Let's Dance Movement Class

http://northshorekid.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/post_photo/events/kiwigirl_infant_class.jpgWho: For Parents and Young Children

When:
Saturday, January 31st

Cost: $10 for a 45 minute class

Location:
CSI Rec. Center Room 236

Note: Payment must be made in advance to fully reserve your child’s spot.

RSVP: Jamie Bridges jbridges@csi.edu | 732-6857

What: Come learn about the connection between brain development and movement as you participate with your child in a fun, interactive, movement class. Learn movement activities that you can do with your child at home.

Age: 3 years–5 years . . . 1pm      
Age: 18 months-3 years . . . 2pm
Age: 0-18 months . . . 3pm

Payment must be sent to:
Jamie Bridges
College of Southern Idaho
PO Box 1238
Twin Falls, ID 83303
Payments are NON-REFUNDABLE

COMM 140 Digital Communications

Digital Communication explores the challenges, opportunities, and realities that new channels of communication present in the 21st Century.  Specifically, we will analyze texting, social media, internet searches, and other online activities as we explore a variety of legal and personal issues that include access to digital channels, personal behavior (and consequences) when using online sources of information, and the degree to which privacy protections have disappeared with our affinity for digital communication.  Students will be required to have and use a variety of free Web 2.0 accounts, including a Facebook account. 

The course is three credits and is offered completely online (as is fitting a course on digital communication).

This course has three broad goals:

1.  To teach students how to effectively communicate using digital channels of communication.

2.  To help students appreciate the personal, social, and legal ramifications of digital communication activity.

3.  To understand and use correctly rules of digital etiquette in communication situations.

COMM 140 is a required course for communication majors, but a great elective for anyone else who wants to communicate in the 21st Century

Tiffany Seeley-Case
Professor of Communication, CSI
tseeley@csi.edu | 208-732-6779

WELD S004 or S005 Welding Classes

Intro to Welding I (WELD S004)- 0 credits (workforce training)
This 6 week course is designed for the Beginner Welder with no previous or minimal welding experience.  Students will be introduced to basic concepts of Stick (SMAW) and MIG/Wire Feed (GMAW) welding.  This course begins with an introduction of thermal cutting, shop safety, and welding shop tools.  Students will receive both classroom and lab instruction, with an emphasis on building basic skills in SMAW and GMAW welding methods.  No equipment required.  Course fee- $225 (includes shop materials)

Intro to Welding II (WELD S005)- 0 credits (workforce training)
This 6 week course is designed for the Beginner Welder with minimal welding experience that may include SMAW and GMAW welding concepts.  In this course, students will be introduced to basic concepts of TIG (GTAW) welding.  This course includes an introduction of thermal cutting, shop safety, and welding shop tools.  Students will receive both classroom and lab instruction, with an emphasis on building basic skills in TIG (GTAW) welding methods for steel, aluminum and stainless applications.  No equipment required. Course fee- $275 (includes shop materials)

Class Days:
M, W
Time:  6 pm-9 pm
Dates:  5 week block – starting Feb 2nd

For more information about these courses and registration- contact the Workforce Development Office at 732-6310 or email Jreid@csi.ed.

PHYA 134 Crosstraining

This is a beginning cross training class that will focus on cardiovascular and strength activities. Class activities include warm-up, cardio, strength/tone, flexibility, and cool down. Other fitness activities may be included and modifications for all fitness levels will be provided. Pre and post testing of individual fitness levels will be measured to determine outcomes. Proper exercise attire is required. This course may be repeated for a total of two credits towards graduation.

Some of the activities in class are cardio-kickboxing, intervals, circuits, bench-step, tramps, and bosu. The most common comment about the class is that students LOVE the variety. There is a different activity everyday, which is the basis of cross training.  You never get bored and you work as hard as you want.

This class runs Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:10-6pm. It was set up this way so people who work can get to it. 

Kat Powell
Learning Center Coordinator
kpowell@csi.edu | 732-6685

PHIL 202 Ethics

Phil 202, Ethics is an exciting new class this semester.  It meets MWF, and is part of the innovation circle grant project that the president awarded for next semester.

It will be a hybrid class, where students read the Iliad, and paint a giant, color-coded, illustrated concentric-circular map of the poem during the semester. A new structural analysis of the poem that comes across spectacularly well in this circle-structure has been developed. The allegorical lessons about life, art, and ethics come screaming out when the poem is visualized this way.

This is an excellent class for art and humanities students or anyone who needs humanities credits. Mike Youngman is setting up the canvas and will be coming to help paint on Fridays. Jim Irons will be making appearances, and RD Van Noy may be doing some filming.

Brenda Larsen
Professor, Philosophy
blarsen@csi.edu | 732-6841

Lose Big! Win Big!

Looking for a challenge or even just a first eight weeks course? PHYA 155 Lose Big! Win Big! may be your fit! This course will challenge and encourage participants to reach their weight loss goals through a comprehensive diet and exercise program. Participants will learn the keys to fitness, nutrition, and a balanced lifestyle. Participation outside of class is required. This course may be repeated once.

This course will run from 12:00-12:50 pm on Mondays-Thursdays from January 20, 2015-March 13, 2015. Monday/Wednesday classes will be held in Gym, 236 and Tuesday/Thursday classes will be held in Shields 106.

Jaime Tigue
Associate Professor, Physical Education
jtigue@csi.edu | 732-6479

HORT 132 CAd for Landscape

Hort 132 explores the interface and tools related to current software used for drafting land­scape plans and other design work. Students will explore the software and master basic tools and hot keys to help them set up, design, and plot landscape plans and drawings while creat­ing their own blocks and symbols.

Instructor: Chance Munns
Semester: Spring 2015
Credits: 3
Dates: 1/20/15-5/14/15
Days: TR
Times: 3:30-4:50 pm
Location: CSI Campus, Applied Technology & Innovation Center, 127

Chance Munns
Horticulture Instructor
cmunns@csi.edu | 732-6431

BIOL/ENGL 210 Science, Literature, and the Environment

This coming spring is the perfect time to take English/Biology 210 Science, Literature, and the Environment. This unique class gives you the option to take it for Biology or English credits. 

During the semester you will get to read, write, conduct experiments, and take field trips! The field trips consist of traveling to the Bear River Bird Refuge down in Salt Lake and a weekend trip to Yellowstone. 

If you're interested the class meets Mondays from 6-8:50 pm. Please contact Jan or Shelley for more information about this class.

Jan Simpkin
Professor, Biology
jsimpkin@csi.edu | 732-6840  

Shelley McEuen
Professor, English
smceuen@csi.edu | 732-6541

Door Prize Winners from Chapel & Relaxation Center Activities

Again, I wish to thank Joyce Ballard, Jamie Kinyon-Kelley and Kat Powell for sharing activities in the Center last week and for all the great folks that came to participate. 
It was thrilling to see 19 people doing chair Yoga with Joyce on Tuesday!

And the winners of the drawing for door prizes are:

  1. Jennifer Zimmers
  2. Kindy Combe
  3. Carolyn Browning
  4. Andie Dayley
  5. Carol Vanhoozer
  6. Svetlana Schuckert
  7. Lena Paxton
  8. Gail Schull
  9. Jaime Bridges
  10. Valerie Ward

Our prizes include pink cancer awareness shopping bags, Good Earth sweet and spicy tea and CSI thermal mugs.  If you have a special preference just send me an email to jheatwole@csi.edu.  If not, I will pick something for you and send it across campus by interoffice mail. Have a great week, everyone!

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Human Resource Specialist
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 732-6269

5 Secrets to a Happy Retirement

Donna Rosato, Money Magazine
Sure, a fat nest egg and good health help. But there are less obvious ways to make sure your post-work life is a happy one.

Retirement ought to be a happy time. You can set your own schedule, take long vacations, and start spending all the money you’ve been saving.

And for many retirees that holds true. According to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, people tend to start life happy, only to see their sense of well-being decline in adulthood. No surprise there: Working long hours, raising a family, and saving for the future are high-stress pursuits.

Once you reach age 65, though, happiness picks up again, not peaking until age 85. In a recent survey of MONEY readers, 48% retirees reported being happier in retirement than expected; only 7% were disappointed.

How can you make sure you follow this blissful pattern? Financial security helps. And good health is crucial: In a recent survey 81% of retirees cited it as the most important ingredient for a happy retirement. Some of the other triggers are less obvious. Here’s what you can do to make your retirement a happy one.

  1. Create a predictable paycheck. No doubt about it: More money makes you happier. Once you amass a comfortable nest egg, though, the effect weakens, says financial planner Wes Moss. 
  2. Stick with what you know. People who work past 65 are happier than their fully retired peers—with a big asterisk. If you have no choice but to work, the results are the opposite. On a scale of 1 to 10, seniors who voluntarily pick up part-time work rate their happiness a 6.5 on average; that drops to 4.4 for those who are forced to take a part-time job.
  3. Find four hobbies. Busy retirees tend to be happier. But just how active do you have to be? Moss has put a number on it. He found that the happiest retirees engage in three to four activities regularly; the least happy, only one or two. “The happy retiree group had extraordinarily busy schedules,” he says. “I call it hobbies on steroids.”
  4. Rent late in life. In retirement, as in your working years, owning a home brings you more joy than renting does. But as time goes on that changes. 
  5. Keep your kids at arm’s length. Children don’t make much of a difference, with one twist. Living within 10 miles of their kids leaves retirees less happy. “People overestimate the amount of satisfaction they get from their kids,” says Finke. The reason is unclear—could being a too accessible babysitter be the problem?

Find this complete article online at Time.com/money>>

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Human Resource Specialist
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 732-6269

5 Healthy Eating Habits to Adopt This Year

By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD, for Health.com

Nutrition is a hot topic these days, yet many of my clients still struggle with consistently following through with "the basics," and the stats show that missing the mark on many healthy habits is the norm. For example, the median daily intake of produce for U.S. adults is 1.1 servings of fruit and 1.6 servings of veggies, far below the minimum recommended five daily servings.

If you're going to set just one goal for 2015, I think eating more produce should be it, but I've also listed four others below. I know you've heard them before, but they are without a doubt the most tried-and-true, impactful eating habits you can foster -- both for your waistline and your health. And despite knowing them, you may not be achieving them, so they're worth considering as you choose your resolutions.

If taking them all on at once seems overwhelming, try a "step-ladder" approach -- focus on one change until it feels like a normal part of your daily routine, then add another and another. Sometimes taking it slow ups the chances that behaviors will stick, so come December 2015, you'll be celebrating a year of accomplishments.

Eat produce at every meal.
There are numerous benefits to making produce a main attraction at mealtime. In addition to upping your intake of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber, eating at least five servings a day is tied to a lower risk of chronic diseases, including heart disease, stroke and certain cancers. 

Make water your beverage of choice.
According to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, people who get much of their daily fluid intake from plain water tend to have healthier diets overall, including more fiber, less sugar and fewer high-calorie foods.

Choose whole-food starches.
Research shows that a higher whole grain intake is tied to a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and obesity. The latter may be because whole grains are filling -- their fiber helps delay stomach emptying, which keeps you fuller longer, delays the return of hunger and helps regulate blood sugar and insulin levels, which are tied to appetite regulation.

Budget your sugar intake.
Currently, the average American takes in a whopping 22 teaspoons of added sugar each day. Added sugar doesn't include the type put in foods by Mother Nature (like the sugar in fruit) but rather the kind added to foods, like sweetened yogurt, or the sugar you spoon into your coffee. According to the American Heart Association, the daily target for added sugar should be no more than 6 level teaspoons for women, and 9 for men -- that's for both food and beverages combined. 

Become more mindful.
One of the most powerful resolutions you can make for 2015 is to work on raising your eating awareness, which includes tuning into hunger and fullness cues, as well as slowing your eating pace, and identifying non-physical eating triggers (boredom, habit or a bad day). Paying attention to body signals has been shown to be as effective as a formal class for weight loss. 

Read the complete article online at Huffingtonpost.com>>

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Human Resource Specialist
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 732-6269